For the Los Angeles Lakers, it has been a difficult season at best. Will they make it into the 2013 NBA playoffs? The Lakers' Kobe Bryant chews on his jersey during the Lakers game against the
L.A. Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The Clippers beat the Lakers 107-102.
(Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)